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Organize, declutter and create a home neat home with these real life tips and before and afters.


Tips and stories about motherhood, from what my boys eat to how I organize their toys.


Explore posts written by a Registered Dietitian on healthy mindset, why real food matters, and a non-diet approach.

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Quick and easy family-friendly recipes made with real food that don’t take all day to make.

Recent Posts

The Family Zoo

January 19, 2021Grammie and Pea came to town! We didn't see them at Christmastime, and it had been since early November since we'd gotten together to keep visits as minimal as possible. The boys missed them so much, and they were jumping…Read More
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Financial Independence + The FIRE Movement

January 18, 2021Have you heard about the FIRE movement? Here is an overview of financial independence (aka FIRE) and a lot of great concepts to apply to your financial plan for the new year. My interest in financial independence began with Choose…Read More
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Before you get any further...

hi, I’m Kath!

I’m a Registered Dietitian, healthy eater, and mom of two from Charlottesville, Virginia. Here you’ll find a healthy mix of real-life meals made from whole ingredients balanced with the pleasures of life, including buttercream frosting and good wine. Plus a sprinkle of nutrition, home life, beauty, parenting, and travel.

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Featured Posts

My Favorite Products For Brighter Skin

May 8, 2020These two safer skincare products have changed my skin for the brighter. While I've had a solid skincare routine since switching to Beautycounter 12+ months ago, there are a couple of products that have risen above all others as my…Read More

Whole Wheat Sheet Pan Pancakes

March 27, 2020Pancakes baked in a sheet pan = mind blown! These sheet pan pancakes are made with whole wheat pastry flour and are thick and fluffy. Pancakes cut into squares are perfect for saving time and either feeding a crowd or…Read More

Healthy Mindset

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5 Health Changes I’m Working On

July 20, 2020Here are five health changes I'm making this summer and the small tweaks to set me up for success.  I'm sure you know the feeling: You've been humming along at life, busy and distracted, and realize that you haven't really…Read More
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10 Mindful Eating Posts To Improve Your Relationship With Food

July 17, 2020Today I’m sharing 10 mindful eating posts to give you tips, inspiration, and resources to improve your eating mindset.  How I got started eating more mindfully My journey with food has taken a few turns. If you've been following KERF…Read More

Oatmeal Recipes

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Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

May 14, 2020One of KERF's oldest recipes, this single serving oatmeal pancake recipe combines quick oats, a whole egg, baking powder, and cinnamon for a hearty skillet pancake ready in minutes! My oldest recipe? This oatmeal pancake recipe might be the oldest…Read More

Instant Overnight Oats

April 23, 2020I have a new technique for you: Instant Overnight Oats. It's the short cut for the short cut of eating oatmeal! Sometimes you just don't have all night ;) New breakfast: Instant Overnight Oats Is that an oxymoron?! I think…Read More

Home Organizing

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Living Room Refresh

January 14, 2021Here are some ways I gave our living room a refresh! Sometimes it's the smallest tweaks to decor that can lead to the clearest mind : )  My Living Room Refresh >> If you guys know me well (and I…Read More

How To Declutter Your Home

December 16, 2020By now you know, a neat house is the name of my game - clutter gives me the crazies! Today, I'm sharing actionable tips on how to declutter your home. Decluttering is one of my favorite pastimes. While I want…Read More